My goodness, this is tragic news.
According to BoingBoing, Guru (one half of the legendary Gang Starr) collapsed after an apparent heart attack. He’s now in a coma in New York.
While it’s always an awful thing to hear, I find it especially tough because Guru (on the right in the picture at the top of this post) was a huge influence on my love for hip hop growing up. I can’t even count the number of times I listened to the Moment of Truth album on my discman. The news is saying that Guru’s to undergo surgery today, so keep your fingers crossed.
Thank god. MTV is reporting that Guru underwent surgery and is recovering. They say:
An unnamed source told AllHipHop.com that the rapper was doing “fine” and is expected to make a full recovery. “Guru is alive and recovering from his surgery. Doctors are expecting a full recovery luckily.”